A friend’s excellent post regarding Lemmy.
It’s 1997 and I’m showing up way too early for a show again. Not many years before, I’d spend nearly every weekend here in Atlanta seeing some metal or thrash act. Now I had a full time job and was three years into twenty. I didn’t get out as much, but tonight I had the chance to see Motorhead.
For a metal devotee, going through life without a Motorhead show under your belt just left things a little bit unfinished. In these days where “scenes” still strongly colored the musical universe, Motorhead founder Lemmy Kilmister was just about the most iconic representation heavy metal had to offer. Icing on the cake, 80s shock rockers WASP were co-headlining the evening.
My early arrival treated me to a sheet of paper taped to the church-like door of The Masquerade announcing Lemmy was hanging out to have beers with fans in the club…
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